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Monday, April 15, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Location:  MC 2036

Facilitator: Moriah Pellowe, CTE

Workshop description

This session will be of interest to graduate students who are getting ready to teach their first course as instructors during the Spring 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 terms. It will include a series of panel presentations by graduate students, who successfully taught their first course at Waterloo, as well as group discussions of common scenarios from the classroom. By the end of the session, participants will have discussed common challenges faced by first-time instructors, identified strategies for addressing them and developed ideas for getting their courses off to a great start.


  • Laura Williams, Applied Health Sciences
  • Jason Lajoie, Arts
  • Brandon DeHart, Engineering
  • Shefaza Esmail, Engineering
  • Farinaz Forouzannia, Math


Due to limited space in the workshop, preference to register will be given to those who will be teaching their own course in the upcoming terms.

  • CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you’ve created an account, you can register for this workshop.
  • Participants will receive an attendance credit toward the Fundamentals program if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1